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Table 1 Radiation dose rate (mSv/hour) for the operating physician with and without the passive robotic device

From: Reduction of operator radiation exposure using a passive robotic device during fluoroscopy-guided arterial puncture: an experimental study in a swine model

  Dominant hand
(n = 15)
Head
(n = 15)
Dominant arm
(n = 15)
Dose rate without the device (mean ± SD) 0.95 ± 0.25 0.16 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.02
Dose rate with the device (mean ± SD) 0.14 ± 0.06 0.08 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.01
p value < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Relative decrease - 85.2 - 50.0 - 41.6
  1. SD standard deviation